Randall Cobb, the Green Bay Packers‘ rookie receiver, was selected today to the Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team.
Cobb, who electrified America with his performance on opening night back in September with a spectacular 108-yard spinning return for a touchdown, also returned a punt for a touchdown later in the season.
Cobb was a second-round draft choice from Kentucky last April and made the Packers as the kickoff returner. He led all rookies with a 27.7-yard average in 34 returns, ahead of Carolina’s Kealoha Pilares, who averaged 25.7.
The punt-return honor went to Arizona’s Patrick Peterson, who averaged 15.9. Cobb was second among rookies with 11.3.
He also saw time as a receiver, catching 25 balls for 375 yards.
Former Wisconsin player J.J. Watt of Houston made the team at defensive end.
Here is the a look at the entire all-rookie team:
WR – A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Julio Jones, Atlanta.
TE – Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota.
T – Tyron Smith, Dallas; Nate Solder, New England.
G – Stefen Wisniewski, Oakland; Danny Watkins, Philadelphia.
C – Mike Pouncey, Miami.
QB – Cam Newton, Carolina.
RB – DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Roy Helu, Washington.
DE – J.J. Watt, Houston; Jabaal Sheard, Cleveland.
DT – Marcell Dareus, Buffalo; Phil Taylor, Cleveland.
LB – Aldon Smith, San Francisco; Von Miller, Denver; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington.
CB – Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Richard Sherman, Seattle.
S – Chris Conte, Chicago; Chris Harris, Denver.
K – Dan Bailey, Dallas.
P – Matt Bosher, Atlanta.
PR – Patrick Peterson, Arizona.
KR – Randall Cobb, Green Bay.
ST – Akeem Dent, Atlanta.